About Us

Roberto Silva is an award-winning landscape and garden designer working in London, other parts of the country, and further afield. His gardens are defined by strong concepts, cross fertilizing ideas from art, architecture and other media.

What services do you provide?

Garden & Landscape Design

How would you describe your style?

"Contemporary, architectural and minimal."

Please describe a recently completed project or tell us about the bespoke service that you offer

"My main aim is to work with the client's brief, the architecture of the house and spirit of the place. However, the garden tends to be guided by simplicity mixed with strong visuals and architectural planting. The Foster garden (image 1) was inspired by the work of Burle Marx and Andy Goldsworthy and the start point is a long sculptural slate wall that sweeps around a cherry tree and divides the garden into three spaces.

In this large project (image 2) a curving brick wall was designed to echo the organic shape of the glass extension of the house. In this modern setting, I created a contrast of the modern building with the traditional and colourful planting in the borders.

In another project (image 3) I designed this Japanese-inspired screen that separates the family from the Japanese garden. From the family garden level, there is a cherry tree walk, and as guests walk along it, pictures of the Japanese garden are seen from large circular windows. Image 4; for this garden, I used more colourful planting such as crocosmias, lavander and Erysimum around a simple birdbath made by the clients."

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